Captivating Children’s Books on Sibling Relationships

Captivating Children’s Books on Sibling Relationships

Life with a sibling is everything but a walk in the park. The constant squabbling, tattletale-ing, name-calling, sharing, not sharing, hugging, hitting, accusing, aching and TV remote breaking. Crying. So much crying! It’s a caring, comparing, hair-tearing kind of love, isn’t it? This is just the tip of the iceberg compared to the smorgasbord of complex, ambivalent emotions one feels. Sibling relationships are all unique, but there is no doubt that the experience plays an…

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Thatha’s Pumpkin – It’s definitely some pumpkins! – Book Review

Thatha’s Pumpkin – It’s definitely some pumpkins! – Book Review

Thatha’s Pumpkin Age Group: 4 to 6 Years Author: Lalita Iyer Illustrator: Proiti Roy No.of pages: 40 Type: Picture Book Format: Paper Back Price: Rs.250 Hocus Pocus! The Fairy Godmother cast her spell on a big, round, juicy, orange PUMPKIN! From Disney’s Cinderella to Jack-o-Lanterns of Halloween, pumpkins have never failed to amaze us. Karadi Tales’ latest adventure in books, Thatha’s Pumpkin talks about the humble, sweet vegetable that we all love – Pumpkin! Not only is pumpkin delicious but it…

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Spin-Off Tales – Oh-So-Fun List of Fractured Fairy Tales

Spin-Off Tales – Oh-So-Fun List of Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured fairy tales are fun and one of the most loved categories of books. It is interesting to see how an author takes the original and conventional story and rejuvenates it making it feel fresh and new or reinterprets something in a completely different way. What are Fractured Fairy Tales A fractured fairy tale is a fairy tale that is designed to be humorous and usually is changed in an unexpected way. It may have…

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Holi Hai – 8 Vibrant Books about Holi that you must read!!

Holi Hai – 8 Vibrant Books about Holi that you must read!!

Known as the festival of colors, Holi is celebrated on the last full moon in the lunar month of Phalguna. This ancient tradition marks the end of winter and honors the triumph of good over evil. Celebrants light bonfires, throw colorful powder called gulal, eat sweets, and dance to traditional music. Watch this video about the Story of Holi. Or read from one of these books about Holi.

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Tales from the Jungles – Children’s Books about Wildlife

Tales from the Jungles – Children’s Books about Wildlife

Children today are growing up in an age of deforestation and urbanization and hence it very vital that we teach our children to protect and preserve our precious wildlife.  Reading up about animals in their natural habitats can inspire children to create a better world where wildlife is cherished and sustained. Here’s a list of our favourite books that will help children become aware of the jungle and its inhabitants and how much they mean…

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Jungle Facts – Guides and Reference Books about Wildlife

Jungle Facts – Guides and Reference Books about Wildlife

Our planet is teeming with life, from the mountain tops to the ocean’s depths. Encourage children to learn about this bio-diversity and their wild friends with these awesome guides and reference books about wildlife.  These interactive, engaging and informative books and will inspire children to save their planet! Jungle Facts – Guides and Reference Books about Wildlife Can we save the tiger? By Martin Jenkins and Vicky White A visually stunning and informative picture book…

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Have a Seuss-esational Time : Dr.Seuss books that you must read

Have a Seuss-esational Time : Dr.Seuss books that you must read

Dr. Seuss inspired the imaginations of millions of young readers through his mastery of wordplay and rhyme. From classics like “The Cat in the Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” to stories that taught valuable lessons like “The Lorax” and “The Butter Battle Book,” Dr. Seuss’ books are a must read for every child.

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A Message, Gently Delivered – 4 Books that make you think

A Message, Gently Delivered – 4 Books that make you think

If you are the kind of parent who sees an opportunity to teach your child something anywhere you look, the books on this list are for you! What sets these books apart from other belligerently moral books, is the way the gently delivered message sinks in. A gentle touch, a lovely story, an intriguing narration do a great job of camouflaging the message in the story. Push these books into your child’s hands and let simmer for a little while, for best results.

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Explore your native tongues – Regional Language Books for Children

Explore your native tongues – Regional Language Books for Children

No country comes close to matching the linguistic diversity of India. But in today’s world, the use of regional languages has deteriorated. We must protect our culture, traditions, and literature. The vernacular tongue, that was earlier taken for granted, needs effort, patience, and persistence, for it to be brought back into relevance in India, especially for the younger generation whose aspirations are so closely tied to familiarity with English. Learning to speak in the mother…

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Kindness Matters – 15 Books that inspire children to be kind

Kindness Matters – 15 Books that inspire children to be kind

Any act of kindness no matter how big or small can make a difference! It has also been scientifically proven that there are many benefits to being kind! Kindness is contagious and makes both the giver and the receiver feel good. Wouldn’t we then want our children to grow up to be compassionate and empathetic to others needs, to lend a hand when a friend is struggling? We must build this foundation early and cultivate kindness…

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